What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 21st – 27th April 2018

What’s on in Aberdeen City & Shire for Kids and Families

Looking for something to do over the next week with the kids in Aberdeen City & Shire, then why not check out one of these family friendly events?

** Mummy Mimi provides this page for information only and cannot guarantee accuracy. Events are subject to change and/or cancellation. If any doubt, please contact the event organisers for confirmation**


Baby Carrier Drop In Session – Bridge of Don

Organiser: Close & Clam

Where: St. Columba’s Church, Braehead Way, Aberdeen AB22 8RR 

Date:  Friday 20th April 2018
Time: 09:30AM – 10:45AM

Description: We’re delighted to be able to hold a Baby Carrier Drop In Session every month in Bridge of Don

Feel free to bring your stretchy wrap from the Scottish Baby Box as we’d love to give you a hand.

There will be trained baby carrying advice from Jess Hippey, owner of Close and Calm, and a large selection of carriers and wraps available for trying and for hiring. Should you wish to go on to buy a carrier after this, please inform Jess as discount codes are available for customers.

We will charge a £2 entry fee to cover room hire, insurance and professional fees. Children are always welcome.

We’re very lucky to also have a breastfeeding peer supporter present at most meetings.

We’re a friendly, welcoming bunch and look forward to meeting you. Our hope is to try and build an informative and supportive community so the more the merrier.

You’re also always welcome to bring your own carriers for help too.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2001829346773352


Bake sale for Tommy’s

Organiser: Inschy Winchy Spiders

Where: Inschy Winchy Spiders, Insch Community Centre 35 Commerce Street, Insch, Aberdeenshire AB52 6HX

Date:  Friday 20th April 2018
Time:  09:30AM – 11:30AM

Description: Join us to eat some yummy cakes and help raise money for Tommy’s to aid their research! All donations from the group will go to the charity.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/158664951485520


Messy Play Hatton-Eggstravaganza Party 

Organiser: Mess Around North Aberdeenshire

Where: Hatton Public Hall, Station Road, Hatton, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 OHZ 

Date:  Friday 20th April 2018
Time:  1:30PM – 2:30PM

Description: Spring into our Eggstravaganza Party where your little chicks can have some Messy Easter fun with Egg Rolling, Easter Rice and Feathers. Or explore nature at its messy best with Gloopy Ducks, Bunny Tails, Spaghetti Birds Nests and more! Be prepared to get MESSY and have lots of fun and leave the cleaning up to us!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/897077037119768


Coffee Morning

Organiser: Guide Dogs Fundraising – Aberdeen

Where: Church Of Scotland – Aberdeen High Hilton, Rosehill Dr, Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 21st April 2018
Time:  09:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: Coffee Morning
Entrance on Rosehill Drive.
Tickets priced £3.00.
Stalls include baking, book and more.

Message us for more details.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1537880626337818/


Coastal Play

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

Where: Bettridge Centre, Greystone Pl, Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire AB39 3UL

Date:  Saturday 21st April 2018
Time: 09:45AM -11:00AM

Description: Coastal Play is a children’s soft play area for children aged toddler to 10 (height restrictions will apply and take precedence over age).

 We provide a huge play area that includes 2 Bouncy Castles, one with slide, Soft Play Pods & Shapes, plus Bouncers, Inflatable Pitch and toddler area. It’s a great space for running around and letting off some steam – especially when the weather outside’s not so nice!

 Coastal Cafe provides a seating area where parents can see children at all times while enjoying a coffee and snack.

 Numbers are limited, so please call us on 01569 731320 to reserve your space.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1613618308697006


A Donmouth Ramble

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where: Donmouth Nature Reserve

Date:  Saturday 21st April 2018
Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: Spring is here! Join a Countryside Ranger on this circular walk around the Donmouth Local Nature Reserve (approx 3km). A low tide means we should get good views of a variety of wading birds.

Meet at the bird hide on the Esplanade. First Buses 1 & 2 go to the Bridge of Don. Suitable for adults and older children.

Booking essential – call 01224 326 429 or email countrysideranger@aberdeencity.gov.uk  to book your FREE place.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2137313236503158


Aberdeen’s Blitz: Remembering April 21 1943

Organiser: Hidden Aberdeen Tours

Where: Recycle for Aberdeen, Aberdeen City Council Altens East Recycling and Resource and Recovery Facility Hareness Place Altens Industrial Estate, Aberdeen,  AB12 3GX 

Date:  Saturday 21st April 2018
Time:  2:00PM – 4:15PM

Description: Aberdeen was nicknamed “Siren City” during WW2 after a terrible raid in the Spring of 1943 in which 130 bombs were dropped by the Luftwaffe in one hour. This tour follows the route of the bombers and looks at the devastation caused through archive photos of the sites and reminiscences of the time.

Starting outside the old Kittybrewster Railway Station – now the council depot opposite Belmont Rd – we walk a path through the residential streets of Bedford and Elmbank, by St Stephen’s Church which was badly damaged, and through the centre of town taking in the industrial districts of Berryden and the Broadford Works, ending at Charlotte Street, where the only concrete air raid shelter to be hit was situated.  A sometimes moving historical account of war-time Aberdeen.

Suitable for all ages

Duration: approx 2.25 hrs

Wear sensible footwear.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/227518737795214


Paddington 2 (PG)

Organiser: Ballater Films

Where: Victoria and Albert Halls, Ballater, Station Square, Ballater, Aberdeenshire AB35 5QB

Date: Saturday 21st April 2018
Time: 6:45PM – 9:15PM

Description: Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen. An absolute treat of a sequel and a must-see (or must see again!)

Doors 6.45pm, film 7.30pm, refreshments available.

Entry by donation on the door to Cats Protection Deeside Branch North East Scotland.

U10s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2013749648896812


Open Farm and Fun Day

Organiser: The Devenick Dairy

Where: Devenick Dairy, Bishopston Farm, Banchory Devenick,  AB12 4RS

Date:  Sunday 22nd April 2018
Time: 09:30AM – 12:30PM

Description: Come and help us celebrate the 1st Birthday of the Tin Coo.

We are holding a fun day for all the family with farm walking tour, hog roast, bouncy castle and face painting.

Full package: Adults £12.50, Child £7.50 – includes farm walking tour, hog roast with soft drink, bouncy castle and soft play.

Half package: Adults and child £5.00- Farm tour, bouncy castle and soft play.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2061642190531385/


Little Explorer Days: Fun with Fossils

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

Where: Aberdeen Science Centre, 179 Constitution Street, Aberdeen,  AB24 5TU 

Date: Sunday 22nd April 2018
Time: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Description: Discover how the giants of the past lived millions of years ago. What they ate, how large they were and find and handle some fossils in our dig pit.

Each Little Explorer Day workshop lasts approximately 30 minutes and is supported by related activity tables on the Exhibition Floor.

These days are open to both the public and groups however if you are wishing to attend with a group then we would recommend you book in advance. Please contact a member of the STEM Learning Team on 01224 640 340 for more details

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1843530665941558


Stoney Soft Play

Organiser: Aberdeen Bouncy Castles & Inflatables, Isabelle’s Pop-up Catering & Louise Loves Events

Where: Stonehaven Scout Hut, Mill of Forest Road, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire AB39 2

Date: Sunday 22nd April 2018
Time:  10:30AM – 3:30PM

Description: Come along and have some fun, lots of young baby/toddler todays and a seperate ball pit along with a toddler bouncy castle and one for the older kids as well as their own ball pit. Isabelle Pop up Grub will be there with amazing food, tea./coffee, soft drinks and cakes too.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/162192174606952


The Liberty Kitchen Pop Up 

Organiser: The Liberty Kitchen

Where: Hume Square, Chapelton, Aberdeenshire

Date: Sunday 22nd April 2018
Time:  11:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: The Liberty Kitchen will be situated in Chapelton on the afternoon of Sunday 22 April offering visitors the chance to try a range of fresh, local, seasonal and organic produce.

Choose from hot and cold drinks, savoury meals or delicious yet healthy sweet treats before enjoying the surrounding green space of Hume Square.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/162043971107271/


Infant and Child First Aid awareness

Organiser: Little Lives First Aid

Where: Ruthrieston Community Centre, 532-536 Holburn Street Aberdeen, Aberdeen,  AB10 7LL

Date: Sunday 22nd April 2018
Time: 12:30PM – 3:30PM

Description: An Infant and child first aid awareness course covering birth to puberty. Ideal for Parents to be, Parents and Grandparents. A relaxed session with no test papers, but covers key subjects that we all worry about with children. Young babies are welcome to attend too. For more info or to book, please email francesca@littlelivesfirstaid.co.uk or message on via the Little Lives First Aid Facebook Page.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/159207528212393/


Open Garden – Grandhome, Aberdeen 

Organiser: Scotland’s Gardens Aberdeenshire & Scotland’s Gardens Scheme

Where: Grandhome Estates, Aberdeen

Date: Sunday 22nd April 2018
Time:  13:00 – 15:30

Description: Come and see the Daffodils and MUCH, MUCH more!
An opportunity to see the Eighteenth century walled garden and policies at Grandhome has “popped up” this Spring. The walled garden incorporates a rose garden (replanted 2010) and the policies display a wide range of daffodils, tulips, rhododendrons, azaleas, mature trees and shrubs.

 The Bucksburn & District Pipe Band will be there to entertain you along with magician Garry Seagraves.

 Finish your visit off with some home made teas.
Admission – Adults £5, Children £2.50, Under 3s Free
No Dogs Please.

 Beneficiaries are Children 1st North East who will receive 60% of the money raised (40% going to the SGS Beneficiaries)
More details can be found at ScotlandsGardens.org  Hope to see you there!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1707707259307965/


Messy Moments 

Organiser: Messy Moments and Bettridge Centre

Where: Bettridge Centre, Greystone Pl, Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire AB39 3UL 

Date: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Time: 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Description: Messy Moments are going to run a Taster Session on Tuesday 24th April from 1pm until 2pm.

“Come along and join in the messy fun, explore and make a mess in different materials such as spaghetti, gloop, cereals. No mess for you mum’s, dad’s, grandparent’s to clean up.
Suitable for children aged 6 months (Sitting unaided) to 5 years old. This introductory session will cost £3.50 per child.”

Book via their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MessyMomentsAberdeen or via email: fun@messymoments.co.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/328048290933167


Relaxed Trampoline Session

Organiser: Me Too and Jump In Aberdeen

Where: Jump In Trampoline Parks: Aberdeen, Craigshaw Road West Tullos Industrial Estate, Aberdeen,  AB12 3AP

Date:  Tuesday 24th April 2018
Time:  5:30PM – 7:30PM

Description: We are delighted to be working in partnership with Jump In Trampoline Park to host Realxed Trampoline Sessions.
Cost for this session will be £6 per participant, regardless of length of stay and carers will go free. Special socks must be purchased at £2 and are yours to keep and can be worn over own socks if there are sensory considerations.

Lighting will be reduced.
Music will be turned off
There will be no use of tannoys or whistles
Siblings are welcome to attend to promote a positive, inclusive family activity.
Staff have ASN Training
Ninjas will be there also to offer support.
Please book directly with Jump In – quoting Me Too! Relaxed Session.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1968836310046991/


Nursery Rhymes & Story Time

Organiser: Waterstones

Where: Waterstones, 3-7 Union Bridge, Aberdeen,  AB11 6BG

Date:  Wednesday 25th April 2018
Time:  09:30AM – 10:00AM

Description: Come along every Wednesday for a fun half-hour of Nursery Rhymes and story time in the Children’s department!

Bring your wee ones along and we’ll sing along to the most popular and beloved classics!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/191323384804067/


NCT April Bump Club

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City & Shire

Where: Rubislaw Church, 1 Beaconsfield Pl, Aberdeen AB15 4

Date:  Tuesday 24th April 2018
Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Description: NCT April Bump Club

Hear from new parents, about their birth and life with a baby.
We will have couples attending to tell the story from both their points of view so it’s a great chance to get your partner along to ask any questions they might have.

We are trying something different this month. No tickets, just come along and pay on the door, £2 per person.

Let us know if you are coming…. we don’t want to run out of cake!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nctaberdeenbumpclub/


Messy Play Ellon – Messy Mutz Party

Organiser: Messa Around North Aberdeenshire

Where: Ellon Guide Hut, Station Brae, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 9DY

Date: Friday 27th April 2018
Time: 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Description: Join the Messy Mutz gang and follow the adventures of the pups from Mess Around. There’ll be exciting adventures in the Wild West, Safari, Under the sea, Pirates, Fairies and lots more! What are you waiting for, grab your pups and join us for the messiest adventure of the year! Little ones can squelch, pour, mix and get messy till their heart’s content!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/599421797086376/


Baby Carrier Drop In Session – Inverurie

Organiser: Close and Calm
Where: St.Andrews Church, High Street, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire 

Date: Friday 27th April 2018
Time: 09:45AM – 11:15AM

Description: We’re delighted to be able to hold a Baby Carrier Drop In Session every month in Inverurie.

Feel free to bring your stretchy wrap from the Scottish Baby Box as we’d love to give you a hand.

There will be trained baby carrying advice from Jess Hippey, owner of Close and Calm, and a large selection of carriers and wraps available for trying and for hiring. Should you wish to go on to buy a carrier after this, please inform Jess as discount codes are available for customers.

We will charge a £2 entry fee to cover room hire, insurance and professional fees. Children are always welcome.

We’re very lucky to also have a breastfeeding peer supporter  present at most meetings.

We’re a friendly, welcoming bunch and look forward to meeting you. Our hope is to try and build an informative and supportive community so the more the merrier.

You’re also always welcome to bring your own carriers for help too.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/306261679854011


The Fourth Trimester Group 

Organiser: Solsta Mama

Where: Cults Kirk Centre

Date: Friday 27th April 2018
Time: 10:00AM -12:00PM

Description: The Fourth Trimester Group is a regular mother and baby support group, just outside of Aberdeen in the village of Cults, especially designed for mothers with babies 6 months old and under.

The fourth trimester (the three months or so after birth) are a rollercoaster of hormones, sleep deprivation, and learning while you get to grips with looking after your beautiful new baby.

Finding a support network of mums who really get what you are going through is so important, and that’s how the group came to be. There’s no expectations, and no judgement – just come as you are (even if you are on day 3 of dry shampooing your hair) and find hot tea/coffee, cake, sling advice and support, + lots of reassuring and inspiring chat from mums who ‘get it’.

And the support doesn’t end there – join the Solasta Mama’s Facebook group to connect with other local mums, and share the trials, tribulations and triumphs of life with a tiny human, without having to move off the sofa SOLASTA MAMAS

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/213808446046004/


We hope this has given you some inspiration for the week ahead. Let us know in the comments below or over on FacebookInstagram or Twitter what you get up too!


If you have an event you would like listed in a future ‘What’s on’ post and event calendar drop us an email at mimi@mummymimi.co.uk or contact us over on Facebook

Don’t forget you can also check out our events calendar for planning ahead with events in Aberdeen City & Shire.

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